dangirl Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 2:41pm
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Hello,

    I have a wedding cake in a couple weeks and have been racking my brain about how to do this. I am putting together a 3 tier cake and on the cakes there will be A large belt of clustered pearls wrapping around the cake half way up ( about 2 inches thick) and then scattered a little on the top and bottom of the belt. I have stuck plenty pearls and flowers to cakes before but none At this amt of pearls piled so close together? I really need help! Please! 

Thank you, Dangirl

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therealmrsriley Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 3:15pm
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Dangirl, do you have a picture that is similar to the cake you're going to be doing? I'm picturing a fondant border with pearls on them, right? You can stick them with piping gel, if that's the case....

dangirl Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 3:24pm
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kakeladi Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 9:03pm
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BY hand! :(  With tweezers :( 

The b'cream needs to be fresh (not crusted) in order for those pearls to stick.  I have even put a very light/thin coating of piping gel or honey over the b'c.

The Cake Shoppe Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 4:11am
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^^^^^Oh yes.  I hope you charged accordingly!

carmie00 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 1:49am
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I made a cake similar to the one you have to make.  I painted on Karo corn syrup directly on the fondant and pressed them on like sprinkles.  then I took a dry small paint brush and neatened up the edges and used tweezers to place large dragees in the holes that were left.  I made a big mess even though I did everything over a BIG square cake pan to catch all the runaways.

kakeladi Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:19am
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.......... I painted on Karo corn syrup directly on the fondant and pressed them on like sprinkles.  then I took a dry small paint brush and neatened up the edges and used tweezers to place large dragees in the holes that were left.  I made a big mess even though I did everything over a BIG square cake pan to catch..........

 

Definately what this ^^^ says :)

Bella34 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:40am
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AI've seen something like this done in a tutorial once. She cut out a strip of fondant to the shape of the band she wanted the pearls arranged in. She placed the strip in the fridge to harden a bit , then brushed the strip on one side with edible glue. She had a long tray of pearls. She dipped the stripped ( gluey side face down ) in to the tray and pressed to have the pearls stick. She then applied the strip on the cake with edible glue. I don't remember if she allowed the strip to dry a bit before she placed it on the cake . Hope this helps!

carmie00 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 4:48am
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Oh my gosh!  That sounds sooooo much easier than what I did LOL!  Thanks Bella34! I have to remember that for next time.

Bella34 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 5:14am

AOh my! LOL- sorry I came in a bit too late!!

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Oh my gosh!  That sounds sooooo much easier than what I did LOL!  Thanks Bella34! I have to remember that for next time.

Does anyone else see a bunch of random letters and symbols instead of an actual reply here? Maybe it's just my phone.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 5:36am
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Does anyone else see a bunch of random letters and symbols instead of an actual reply here? Maybe it's just my phone.

in both posts a bunch of letters, then at the bottom her actual reply.

Cyndibear 08 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 10:58pm

AWe have also used a little bit of melted chocolate to stick them.

ttaunt Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 11:06pm

I see it,hope its not a virus

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Hmmmm...my reply looks okay on my end.  I saw the weird post in your reply though.  I posted from a brand new Mac.  It BETTER not have a virus LOL!

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